Trader Joe’s is the destination of choice for many Georgia consumers looking for unique specialty items and organic foods. If you are injured at Trader Joe’s in a slip and fall accident, you may leave with painful and expensive injuries instead.
All businesses, including grocery store chains like Trader Joe’s, have a “duty of care” to ensure their property is safe for customers. If a hazard in the store caused you to fall, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and for the pain and suffering you endured. Some of these potential hazards include:
- Wet or slippery floors
- Objects on the floor or damaged flooring that could cause you to trip
- Dim lighting
- Falling merchandise
- Lack of safety signs warning you of a potential hazard
The experienced slip and fall attorneys at John Foy & Associates are here to help. We are dedicated to serving individuals who were injured due to someone else’s negligence. Contact us today at (404) 982-4326 for your free consultation.
What You Should Do After a Slip and Fall Accident
There are steps you should take if you are involved in a slip and fall accident at Trader Joe’s. These actions will ensure we have adequate documentation and other proof to present in your lawsuit.
- Take photos of the area where you fell
- Report the incident to the Trader Joe’s store manager.
- Talk to and collect contact information from others who witnessed your fall
- Visit your doctor and save your medical reports and bills
What John Foy & Associates Can Do for You
The slip and fall lawyers at John Foy & Associates do not require payment upfront. Our fees are collected only if you win your case, and they come directly out of the damage award you receive from Trader Joe’s.
As soon as you hire one of our slip and fall attorneys, we will go to work on your case. As your attorney we will:
- Investigate the specifics of your accident
- Talk to witnesses
- Acquire and view video evidence of your accident
- Review your accident reports and medical records
- Consult with your employer to determine how much work you had to miss
- Calculate appropriate damages to seek for your pain and suffering
- Negotiate with the insurance company and Trader Joe’s on your behalf
Once we take over, your main job is to heal from your injuries. Follow your doctor’s instructions and continue all treatments prescribed to you throughout your recovery.
Georgia Premises Liability
A property owner or lessee has a duty of care to provide safe conditions for his or her customers. This is called premises liability. To have a valid slip and fall claim for premises liability in Georgia, you need to prove the following:
- There was a hazard in the Trader Joe’s store
- The employees were aware of the hazard
- The situation was not rectified
- You did not know about the hazard
- You slipped and fell because of the hazard
- Your fall caused an injury
About Trader Joe’s
The first Trader Joe’s opened in in Pasadena, California in 1967. The company grew and expanded and now there are 503 Trader Joe’s retail outlets in 42 states plus the District of Columbia. Seven of these stores are in Georgia.
If you try to negotiate with Trader Joe’s on your own after a slip and fall accident, they will probably do everything they can to avoid paying you a settlement for your injuries. They may even say you were to blame for not paying closer attention to your surroundings and try to get you to admit fault.
Do not admit to anything since that could limit your chances of a successful lawsuit. Instead, contact John Foy & Associates and let us negotiate on your behalf.
Contact a Slip and Fall Lawyer Today
If you were injured in a Trader Joe’s slip and fall accident, contact a slip and fall lawyer as soon as possible. There are two reasons for this urgency:
- Statute of limitations — The Georgia Civil Practice Code § 9-3-33 has established a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits. This means you must file your lawsuit within two years for it to be valid, and the clock starts running on the day of your accident.
- Evidence gathering — Your slip and fall attorney will need to talk to witnesses and review evidence. It is best to do this as soon as possible while the memories are fresh, and the evidence is still available.
A Trader Joe’s Slip and Fall Lawyer Can Help You
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident caused by negligence at a Trader Joe’s store, put our Strong Arm to work for you today. Contact John Foy & Associates now for a free consultation to find out if you should pursue compensation for your injuries. We can be reached any time of the day or night at (404) 982-4326.